Research roundup: November 2019 edition
We’ve searched the journals and read the practice updates to round up this month’s top research and guidelines on birth control, sexual health, abortion, STIs, and more! read the full article »What makes the Liletta IUD different from Mirena?
Here’s what you and your patients should know about these two (very similar) hormonal IUDs.
Many of you are likely already stocking and placing Liletta, the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (IUS, a.k.a. IUD) introduced in 2015. But you and your patients may still be trying to sort out how Liletta is different from—or very similar to—another IUD that’s been out there for years, the Mirena. Here are the details.read the full article »Is LARC a silver bullet to end unplanned pregnancy?
Experts weigh in on how many women would use IUDs and implants in the absence of barriers.
What do experts think would really happen to national LARC use if all the barriers were removed? A team of researchers at University of California, San Francisco—including me—decided to ask. read the full article »Extended use of the implant and LNG-IUS
New evidence shows these long-acting methods keep working for at least a year after their expiration.
Although the implant is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for only 3 years, there is new evidence suggesting that it’s safe and effective to use for at least 4 years. The same is true for the 52mg levonorgestrel intrauterine device (LNG-IUD)—it’s FDA-approved to last up to 5 years but safe and effective to use for at least 6. read the full article »Birth Control Without Barriers
Providers play an important role in empowering women to choose the contraceptive best for them.
Providers play an important role in empowering women to choose the contraceptive best for them.read the full article »Open enrollment is over: Can you still get covered?
Big changes in your life? They could make you eligible to get health insurance coverage.
Certain life changes might mean you’re eligible to get health insurance (including coverage of your birth control with no out-of-pocket costs!) before open enrollment starts again. Read on to find out more about your options.read the full article »